Order ‘will rise above’ second attack on Bellaghy Orange Hall

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A SECOND attack on an Orange Hall in Bellaghy, does not reflect local community relations, Mid Ulster MLA Sandra Overend has said.

The UUP assembly member branded the graffiti as a ‘disgusting attack on Orange culture’ said she shared the ‘hurt and disappointment of the unionist people of the village’.

“I have spoken to members of the Orange in Bellaghy and they have again insisted that they will rise above such provocation and not let it deter them from their beliefs. I commend them for this stance,” said Mrs Overend.

“The people of the village of Bellaghy do not want this aggravation and division where there is normally peace and respect.

“I totally condemn this attack and ask for other representatives to do likewise. I have talked to some in the village who are not linked to the Orange culture and they explained that this attack was not done in their name. “I therefore appeal for leadership from across the community both in condemning this act and in offering any relevant information to help to find the guilty party, who should be subject to the full rigour of the law.”